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Form 990 and Foundation Fundamentals

View videos from our August 18 workshop with Lara Kalwinski, Senior Counsel for Compliance & Policy at the Council on Foundations. Lara guided attendees through the Form 990 – the informational tax form most nonprofit organizations and foundations must file annually with the IRS – and shared the fundamentals of foundations.

DISCLAIMER: These presentations do not provide legal, tax or financial advice. Consequently we urge you to seek the advice of your own legal, tax or financial professionals in connection with exemption organization matters. This communication (including any attachments or handouts) is not intended or written to be used and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.

Community for Us, By Us: A program to help engage community members to make an impact where they live, work and play.

Community for Us, By Us is a partnership between Incourage and the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS). This series of meetings is scheduled to take place over the course of the next year.

The third meeting on August 9 was rescheduled to accommodate a public presentation by the City of Wisconsin Rapids on aquatics. Given the timeliness of this issue, it was determined that the City’s presentation was an important information gathering opportunity for all. If you were unable to attend the City’s public presentation, you can access the recording here.

On August 9, residents met to:

  • Become more informed on the issue of aquatics in our community;
  • Explore the value and broad impact of aquatics to our region;
  • Talk with other residents about how to engage on this high community priority.

To read the full August 9 report, click here.

To read notes from the second WIPPS meeting in June, view the blog here.

To read notes from the first WIPPS meeting in May, view the blog here or the summary document here.

Investing in Healthy Communities

Wednesday, December 7 | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Hotel Mead | 451 East Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

What is a “healthy community”? What successful strategies are communities using to collaborate across sectors to promote healthy people and strong economies? What are the opportunities for strengthening the interdependence between urban and rural economies? How are banks, CDFIs, philanthropy, and others investing to foster equitable access and regional prosperity for all? Why is investing in environmental sustainability important and wise for people and places?

This daylong conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Incourage, will share leading practices in healthy economic development, sustainability and investment, with a special focus on rural and urban approaches to move from ideas to action. The conference will also include strategies for ongoing collaborative work with a new administration in 2017.

For more information on who should attend and what conference attendees can expect, the agenda, partners and sponsors, logistics, and contact information, visit the online event summary.

Tribune Building

Check out ways to get involved with the Tribune Building Project here.